New Stuff This Week


Smoke Signal #19 $5.00 – 28 tabloid-sized pages, color and b+w, Art Spiegelman cover. Featuring work by: Carly Jean Andrews, Josh Bayer, John Broadley, Manuel Gómez Burns, Theo Ellsworth, Kevin Hooyman, Kamagurka and Herr Seele, Keren Katz, Kaz, David Shrigley, Mike Taylor, Mark Todd , Esther Pearl Watson.

Indigo #19 by Michelle Aiello $3.00
Horse Latitudes: Dispatches From the Lonely World of Semi-Professional Equine Photography by Scott Puckett $2.00
Black Metal of the Americas vol 7 by Ed and Patrick $5.00
Suitable 4 Framin #11 Sum14 $5.00
Imaginary Fronds by Ashley Ronning and Sarah McNeil $8.00
The Snack Bar #1: A Case of the Media Munchies Where Analog and Digital Culture Collide In Delicious Individually Wrapped Pieces by The Snack Bar Collective $2.00
Lovely Little Nutmegs #3 by Orla Foster $3.00

Comics & Comix & Minis
Old Men Thinking Beyonce Thoughts by Tavi Veraldi $2.00
How To Pool and Other Comics by Andrea Tsurumi $3.00
Moon Between the Mountains by Yumi Sakugawa (Sparkplug) $5.00
Harlot’s Progress by Gwenaelle $3.00
I Cut My Hair #4 by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (Sparkplug) $3.00
Still by Kat Tuesday $6.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
How To Be Happy by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll $14.99
Special Exits by Joyce Farmer (Fantagraphics) $22.99 -Now in soft cover.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley $25.00
Pictures That Tick Short Narrative Exhibition Book 2 by Dave McKean (Dark Horse) $29.99
Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown $14.95 – We can’t actually sell this to you until the 22nd, but it’s here, and we’d be happy to reserve a copy for you.

Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk$14.95 – Now in soft cover.

Outer Limits & Mayhem
Breaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness by Cameron Adams et al. (North Atlantic) $19.95
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled In Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders $16.99 – Now in soft cover.

Tom Tom Magazine #18 the Rebel Issue $6.00
Make vol 40 $9.99
Driftless Magazine #1 Sum 14 Midwest Adventuring $23.50
Brownbook # 45 the Music Issue $12.95
Dazed & Confused vol 5 Sum 14 $10.99
Tape Op #102 Jul Aug 14 $4.95
Monocle vol 8 #75 Jul Aug 14 $14.00
Upping The Anti  #15 Journal of Theory and Action $10.00

Lit Journals
The Believer #109 Jul Aug 14 $12.00 – The Music Issue.
Midwestern Gothic #14 Sum 14 $12.00
After Hours #29 Sum 14 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours  $10.00

Kids Stuff
Color Me Rad ChiChiCo Coloring Book by the Chicago Childcare Collective $10.00

IZM Day 19: Zine Store Appreciation Day!


Check out these stores too!

Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD)

Reading Frenzy (Portland, OR)

Desert Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Needles & Pens (San Francisco, CA)

Red Emma’s (Baltimore, MD)

Chicago Comics

Printed Matter (New York City, NY)

Powell’s Books (Portland, OR)

PolyEster Books (Fitzroy, Victoria AUS)

Sticky (Australia)

Skylight (LA)

Secret Headquarters (LA)

Family (LA)

The Escapist (Berkeley, CA)

Drawn and Quarterly Store (Montreal, Quebec)

Last Gasp Books

826 Chicago/The Boring Store

Kilgore Books & Comics: (Denver)

Women & Children First (Chicago)

IZM Day 18: New Distro Time


IZM Day 17: Review a Zine


Release Event For the 2nd Printing of Jeff Zwirek’s Burning Building Comix 8/15

7:00 pm

bbcChicago artist, Jeff Zwirek self-published his debut Graphic Novel, Burning Building Comix, in late 2012. Less than a year later, Zwirek’s supply was nearly gone thanks in large part to the direct market distribution he received with Diamond Comics Distribution through alternative comic’s publisher Top Shelf. After a spate of universal acclaim, Zwirek has gone back to press with a 2nd printing.  In that time, Burning Building Comix, was named in a few, year-end top ten lists, including USA Today, and it gained Zwirek the role of’s featured artist for their July book review section, which also called the book, “The most inventively made comic of the year.” Join Jeff at Quimby’s to celebrate the second printing.

“A Bold Exploration of the Form”  – The Chicago Tribune

Jeff Zwirek is the author of several self-published works, including Burning Building Comix, Jack Rabbit, BlackStar, Pinstriped Bloodbath, and many others. His work has been nominated for Ignatz and Space prize awards, and his work has been named a “notable comic” several times in the Best American Comics anthology. His freelance work has been seen on, IFC, and ESPN. He is also one of the founders of, and continues to co-organize, CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo).

Join Jeff at Quimby’s to celebrate the occasion on Friday, August 15th at 7pm.

Book Tour Poster - Quimbys Flat